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Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM, has been an industry pioneer, historian, forecaster, media resource, and campus card industry leader since 1982 and directly responsible for many campus card industry milestones and innovations including:



Introduction of the first campus cards with High Coercivity (HiCo) magnetic stripes (non-erasable).

Implementation of the first campus card system with a revolutionary "guaranteed 3-second response time" (i.e., a reduction of 15-30 seconds per transaction) installed at Cornell University Dining Services.

Implementation of the largest food service campus card system in North America at Duke University.

Development of the "All-Campus Card" concept at Duke University.

Development of the first "4-Year Campus Cards" which were more durable and guaranteed to remain operable for four years.

Implementation of the largest campus card door access & alarm monitoring system in North America at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA).

Implementation of the first campus smart card system at Queens College (NC), Hamline University (MN) and Loyola College in Maryland (MD).

Founder of Robert Huber Associates - the first international "vendor independent" campus card business consultancy.

Conducted first NACUFS Campus Card Workshop (Fort Collins, CO) for the National Association of College & University Food Services.

Conducted first NACAS Campus Card Workshop (Atlanta, GA) for the National Association of College Auxiliary Services.

Conducted first CardTech/SecurTech Campus Card Workshop Presentation (Washington, D.C.).

Charter member of the National Association of Campus Card Users (NACCU) and attended the First NACCU Annual Conference (La Jolla, CA).

Conducted first CACUBO Campus Card Presentation (Quebec, CAN) for the Canadian Business Officers Association.

Conducted first CapCard Campus Card Workshop (Las Vegas, NV) for the association of campus credit unions.

The first international "Campus Card Industry Forecast" is developed and published by Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM, Campus Card Industry Business Consultant (Robert Huber Associates, Scottsdale, Arizona USA).

Developed the strategic plan for the first academic consortium (6 colleges) to launch a new multi-institution and local merchant campus card program at all campuses simultaneously (Colleges of the Fenway).

Developed and produced the mobile "Campus Card History Museum" to commemorate the NACCU 15th Anniversary (Las Vegas, NV).

Implemented the first campus-wide all smart card system (Missouri Southern State University).

Negotiator of the largest campus card system in North America (Miami University, OH).

Conducted first UBTech Campus Card Workshop that was televised "live" worldwide (Las Vegas, NV).

Predicts the next generation of Campus Cards will use Smartphone mobile technology.

Developed and launched the "Campus Card History Museum" (Virtual) and "Campus Card Timeline" - including photos, articles and videos prior to the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Campus Card Industry (

Over 100 colleges and universities begin using Smartphone technology for Campus Card Applications - as predicted in the "Campus Card Industry Business Forecast".

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